E welina mai!

Environmental science is nature-based science that focuses primarily on aspects of our ‘āina and wai (land and water) and the importance they play in our daily life. The purpose of this website is to keep the community up to date on environmental opportunities around Hawaiʻi island.

Our Programs

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. 

For more information! Visit Science Olympiad

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Manowai O Hanakahi

Mānowai o Hanakahi is an environmental summer camp for middle and high school youths. A place-based and hands-on learning experience, program participants learn by working with UH Hilo staff and researchers, community members, and agency partners.

For more information! Visit Mānowai O Hanakahi

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UC San Diego: Academic Connections Hawai'i Course

Alaka'i i ka Mālama Honua

The UC San Diego Academic Connections, Alaka'i i ka Mālama Honua, pre-college program partners with UH Hilo PIPES to connect high achieving high school students with college subject matter related to climate science in Big Island biomes.

For more information! Visit UC San Diego: Academic Connections

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Traveling STEAM Days!

a UH-Hilo outreach program designed to encourage interest, excitement, and confidence within STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) for youths in grades K – 6. PIPES works with UH Hilo faculty, staff, and student volunteers to provide enriching experiences for the classroom and after school programs via fun activities and lessons for keiki!

For more information! Visit Traveling STEAM Days



Facilities Tours may be avaliable upon special request. Please contact PIPES for details.




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Past Events


Summer Event: Manowai o Hanakahi was on Monday, June 10th - July 28th 2013

Summer Event: Academic Connectionswas on Monday, June 10th - July 28th 2013

Spring Event: Conservation Career Day was on Friday, April 11th 2014

Spring Event: Malama Kanaloa Festival Ocean Day was on Sunday, March 9th


Environmental curricular for educators, download our searchable spreadsheet.